Art Competition and Festival | APRIL 19 – 29, 2023
Hard to believe it has been a year since several RAG Members made the last field trip to the ArtFields Cooperative event in Lake City, South Carolina, but it has! The event is scheduled for April 19 thru April 29 and once again involves pretty much all of Lake City. Several of our local artists submitted entries. If that is YOU and your work is on display, let us know and we’ll get it listed on the website and sent out to our members. I know I would love to see our local artists’ work when I’m there!
Rather than going down as a group this year, we are encouraging everyone to make your own way down, on your own schedule. There are a variety of possible meeting points, so make your plans and have a great time!
The Competition Artwork page has all the artwork accepted for competition, with an image of each piece, the Artist’s Biography and Statement about their work, and details such as medium and size. There is a handy filter bar to narrow your search by Artist, Title, Year and Medium. While you are on the page, be sure to take a look at the filters for Medium. They have an amazing variety of work!
Click Competition Artwork to go directly to the page.
The ArtFields Collective Event page has the schedule of events for each venue, with times and locations. Very handy for planning your visit.
Click Artfields Collective Events to go directly to the page.
The Art Venues page has a map and a Venue Gallery of the galleries and businesses where competition artworks can be seen. Each Venue listed in the Venue Gallery has a View Artwork button, so you can see the pieces and learn a little about them, both before you go and when you are there.
Click Art Venues to go directly to the page.
ArtFields started in 2013 with a simple goal: honor the artists of the Southeast with a week’s worth of celebration and competition in the heart of a traditional Southern small town. The competition and exhibition offers over $145,000 in cash prizes. The winners of two People’s Choice Awards are determined by the votes of people visiting ArtFields; a panel of art professionals selects all the other awards, including the $50,000 Grand Prize and $25,000 Second Place award.
Up to 400 works of art will be on display in locally-owned venues, from renovated 1920s warehouses and professional art spaces such as Jones-Carter Gallery and TRAX Visual Art Center to the library, the history museum, the Ronald E. McNair Life History Center, restaurants, boutiques and other shops. During ArtFields, what was once one of South Carolina’s most prosperous agricultural communities becomes a living art gallery as we recognize, celebrate and share the artistic talent of the Southeast.
ArtFields is a charitable program and event sponsored by Lake City Creative Alliance, which is a federally-recognized Section 501(c)(3) organization located in Lake City, South Carolina. Its mission is to enhance the area schools and greater community through both creative and audience development by fostering a culturally-rich environment, connecting our communities through the arts, integrating arts into the education system, and serving as the lead in cultivating and advancing our region’s creative economy.About ArtFields, Lake City ArtFields Collective 2023
ArtFields Collective office is located at 118 Sauls Street in Lake City, open Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.